Italia – Africa Business Week

ABW – Italia Africa Business Week is the first and most important Italian-African economic forum. Promoted by the association “Le Réseau”, in partnership with the Italian Government’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

The aim of the Forum is to create synergies and bridges between the needs of the different realities of the African continent and excellence Italian in different fields (artisan, industrial, managerial and …) for the sharing of know-how and business models. The Forum is a platform for meeting, for knowledge, a space where to build economic and commercial partnerships of high level useful for promoting trade and skills exchanges between Italy and Africa, with a view to creating a stable link between the two shores of the Mediterranean.

The new edition will be held immediately after the Third Ministerial Conference Italy Africa (7/8 October 2021) organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Conferences, workshops, high-level panelists, B2B and B3B meetings, vertical and dedicated sponsors, partnerships sales and a lot of networking: laying solid foundations on which to build a new business is a job that starts from mutual knowledge and awareness of their own means and business needs.
IABW’s goal is to provide all the tools to foster new partnerships and consolidate existing ones, by addressing
to Italian and African SMEs, the heart of the business world on both sides of the Mediterranean, but also to large companies with significant capital interested in starting healthy and high-level partnerships with new realities and institutions African.

Creating the conditions to encourage collaboration between the actors of the Italian system and those of African countries is IABW’s ultimate goal: to introduce excellence and know-how in the African market by encouraging the exchange of knowledge, training and encouraging the creation of local structures and businesses, creating value chains employment at all levels and for all the actors involved.

In this new edition we will address the issues related to green finance, the digitization of the agricultural sector, of transport, of new technologies. Also issues related to the environment, climate change and energy will be among the priorities of the fifth edition of IABW.